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There are 9 new cases of COVID-19 to report today in managed isolation. There are no new cases in the community.
Of today’s new cases, four are active cases and five are reported as historical.
The first case arrived into New Zealand on 29 November from the United Kingdom and tested positive at around day 3 of routine testing, they have also been transferred to the Auckland Quarantine Facility.
The second and third cases travelled together, arriving in New Zealand on 21 November from Qatar. They tested positive at around day 12 of routine testing, and they have also been transferred to the Auckland Quarantine Facility. The Ministry of Health reminded media that further details of these two are still pending and under investigation.
The fourth case arrived in New Zealand on 30 November from the United States and tested positive at around day 3 of routine testing. They have been transferred to Auckland’s Quarantine Facility.
Detailing of the historical cases, two members of the Pakistan Men’s Cricket team that was reported yesterday by the Ministry of Health as under investigation, tested positive at day 6 routine testing. They were confirmed as having an infection that was historical, and the Ministry of Health is counting them in today’s total as they were not counted overseas.
One case arrived in New Zealand on 17 November from Germany via Singapore. This person tested positive at around day 12 of routine testing. A further investigation by the Ministry indicates that it was historical.
Two cases arrived who were both travelling independently arrived in New Zealand on 18 November from the Netherlands via Singapore. They both tested positive at around day 12 of routine testing. A further investigation by the Ministry indicates that they are both historical cases.
There are 11 previously reported cases that have now been classed as recovered from COVID-19. The total number of active COVID-19 cases remains at 70.
The total confirmed COVID-19 cases are now at 1,713. This is the number that the Ministry of Health reports to the World Health Organisation.
There is no one in the hospital with COVID-19 in New Zealand.
Laboratories yesterday processed 5,843 tests for COVID-19 which brings the total number of tests that have been completed to date to 1,291,609.
There are now 2,392,500 users registered on NZ COVID Tracer app.
The app has recorded a total of 131,834,302 poster scans. There have also been 5,323,150 manual diary entries recorded so far.